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Delta Area “Turn Row Talks” on Water Conservation Announced

🕔07:58, 13.Jun 2014

On June 9, leaders from the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, key personnel from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and stakeholder organizations a part of the Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force formally announced a series of summer irrigation “Turn Row Talks” to be held across the Delta during the month of July for producers to attend local, on-farm demonstrations of water conservation efforts being implemented and utilized by growers in their respective areas.

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014

🕔13:30, 30.May 2014

A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues.

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Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

Protecting Your Preflood Nitrogen

🕔12:47, 16.May 2014

Maintaining nitrogen applied as a pre-flood application is an important topic for rice farmers. Nitrogen can be lost by at least three different methods, two of which are considered to be bad since the N will become unavailable for plant uptake.

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Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

Mississippi Rice Promotion Board Annual Report Available

🕔16:15, 6.Mar 2014

Annual report of Mississippi Rice Promotion Board is now available online.

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2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

🕔15:13, 21.Feb 2014

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.  More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest

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The Mississippi State University RISER Program: Efficient Methods for Furrow Irrigation

🕔11:42, 12.Feb 2014

RISER irrigation approach reduces water use by 50% while maintaining yield potential.

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Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

🕔11:08, 11.Jan 2014

Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center.

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2013 Row Crop Short Course

🕔16:10, 5.Nov 2013

The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 2 – 4, 2013.  The 2013 Row Crop Short Course will begin with an irrigation symposium hosted

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Soybean Irrigation Termination

🕔09:10, 4.Sep 2013

Determining when to terminate irrigation in soybean can be difficult. When making this decision, the goal is to make sure that adequate soil moisture is available to ensure that the soybean seeds reach maximum size. Terminating irrigation too soon can

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Soybean Irrigation Termination Turn-Row Field Day

🕔18:41, 23.Aug 2013

Terminating soybean irrigation too early can result in lower yield due to decreased seed size. At the same time, irrigating when the crop no longer needs water can be a waste of time and resources. On Friday, August 30, 2013

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Irrigation Termination in Cotton

🕔16:21, 23.Aug 2013

The time of year has arrived that growers are getting the itch to terminate irrigation applications in cotton.  In a normal year, cracked bolls are present at the present calender date; however, cracked bolls are currently the exception rather than

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Cotton Irrigation

🕔08:58, 3.Aug 2013

Cotton irrigation has been on-going for the past four weeks and will likely continue three to four weeks depending on weather conditions.  Watering schedules vary from grower to grower and field to field.  In addition, watering schedules vary depending on

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Soybean Minute Radio Program

🕔11:30, 12.Jul 2013

The Soybean Minute is a new radio program that can be heard on the Mississippi AgriNews Network. These reports, sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board, offer the latest information on soybean production in Mississippi.

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How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

How long will we need to Irrigate this Corn Crop?

🕔00:32, 5.Jul 2013

This season’s corn crop is generally much later than normal and far behind the pace of last year’s crop. Thus, even the earliest fields will need additional irrigation or rainfall for several more weeks. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn.

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Corn Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013

Corn Foliar Disease Update: June 26, 2013

🕔16:30, 26.Jun 2013

Corn diseases continue to be a hot topic throughout the MS corn production area. Most field calls have been regarding common rust as well as northern corn leaf blight. However, over the past two weeks numerous calls regarding nutrient and irrigation stresses have been answered that were initially thought to be disease. In addition, with the recent information from Louisiana regarding the observation of Goss’s wilt in LA (a rare event in their production system) agriculturists should know that disease as well as crop stresses can be initially misdiagnosed as diseases that are not normally present in our production system such as Goss’s wilt.

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Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

Top Ten Keys to High Corn Yields

🕔21:19, 14.Mar 2013

You must provide numerous resources and management to optimize the opportunity for corn plants to produce high yields. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. This article describes areas where we can improve corn yield potential.

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2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show – Irrigation Seminar

🕔16:40, 18.Feb 2013

The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to

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2012 Row Crop Short Course

🕔10:05, 15.Nov 2012

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at

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Delta Crop Summit – November 13, 2012, Stoneville, MS

🕔13:16, 26.Oct 2012

The 2012 Delta Crop Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 13, in Stoneville, MS. Please see the attached schedule.

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Terminating Soybean Irrigation

Terminating Soybean Irrigation

🕔18:51, 15.Aug 2012

At this point in the growing season, those with irrigation capabilities are looking at their crop to decide how much additional water it will take to finish things off. Scattered rains over the last few days have helped make this

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Cotton Irrigation and Plant Growth Regulator Applications

🕔23:33, 28.Jun 2012

Up until this week, much of the crop throughout the state appeared to be in good shape.  However, the onset of high heat combined with the lack of rainfall has made this a pivotal week for cotton in many areas

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Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

Late Season Corn Irrigation and Termination

🕔17:35, 22.Jun 2012

This season’s corn crop, particularly that planted in early March, is extraordinarily early. However, it will still need additional irrigation or rainfall to finish the crop out. This article discusses crop progress and methods to schedule and terminate irrigation water for corn.

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Appropriate Timing for Optimizing Corn Yield Response

Appropriate Timing for Optimizing Corn Yield Response

🕔22:54, 19.Jun 2012

Interest in mid-season application of various inputs has certainly increased as we try to improve corn productivity through better management. This article discusses how corn physiology plays a primary role in determining corn yield response and appropriate management timing.

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Soybean Crop Update and Management Considerations

🕔18:13, 19.Jun 2012

We are all thankful for the recent rains that were received throughout the majority of the state. These rains were certainly welcomed, especially in those areas that have remained dry for the last several weeks. Many places received adequate rainfall,

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Delta Research and Extension Center’s Corn/Soybean (July 19) and Rice (July 31) Agronomic Crop Field Days

🕔11:25, 13.Jun 2012

The DREC will be holding two separate field days, one for corn and soybean on July 19 and one for rice on July 31.

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